I Won a Lovely Necklace!

Posted in Main at 2:49 pm by carrie

See… reading blogs and entering giveaways can PAY off!!

I entered this giveaway over at A Southern Accent and won a Jewel Kade necklace from her friend, Cristina… yay!

I picked out the ferris wheel pendant charm to go with the ribbon necklace that I won… I love that the ribbon is adjustable and you can put on any charm you wish :) The packaging is really pretty, too :)

Did I mention that the pendant is reversible? :)

To see more of these beauties, check out Jewel Kade :) So much fun stuff ;)

Hmm… this has possibly inspired me to do a giveaway of my own, soon :)


You find very odd things…

Posted in Main at 2:12 pm by carrie

when you google “Vintage Christmas”…

The first images aren’t THAT out of the ordinary, but this snowman… could give me nightmares if I stared at it long enough…

“it’s like putting lipstick on a pig”… and while you’re at it, give ’em a super creepy human face, some scary expressions, natural human picture pose “lean in”, and some crazy eyes, too!

Would you like a tree with your tinsel?

Over in the Alpine regions, I guess the “be nice or you won’t get any presents from Santa!” bribe wasn’t enough. They came up with Krampus, Santa’s evil counterpart. He would terrorize all the children who were naughty with rusty chains and just by being scary as all get-out. Either they need better toys with which to bribe or the lump of coal thing just wasn’t working. How bad do you actually have to be to get a lump of coal, let alone get a visit from an evil dude from the underworld?

Here’s the Santa from Durham! The city of tobacco AND medicine. Perfect dichotomy. “It’s toasted!” is right!

Edna could drink into the Christmas future. (p.s… bring that couch with you!)

Tree Hive.

What… no jammers for the dog?

A polyandrist Christmas album… finally.

Jimmy! All ladders clearly state there is no standing or sitting above this step!

An only child… sweet.

At least the black sweaters scream “masculine”.



Apparently, this couple has made this a tradition

and… lastly

Merry Merry everyone!!!


BLOWOUT Sales this week!! :) AND Shipping info to get it there before Santa does!

Posted in Main at 6:58 pm by carrie

Violet Cottage Holiday Sale! – Up to 45% off!!
Lots of things are on sale at the Violet Cottage Website, just in time for the Holidays! Please take a look around :)

Shipping Info: Items ordered by 10:00 am EST on Tuesday, December 21st are guaranteed to arrive by December 24th*!

*Guarantee does not apply if there are adverse weather conditions in your area, if the wrong address is given to us, or if you send the item to another address where you cannot confirm delivery (A secret Santa gift and you don’t want to ask them if it was delivered, for example). Thank you!

On Friday, December 17th, from Midnight to Midnight EST, Violet Cottage will be participating in Free Shipping day!

Any orders will ship for FREE and your purchase is guaranteed to reach you by December 24th! There is no minimum to buy. Please enter the code “freeship” at checkout to redeem your free shipping! :)

Click on any of the above items to see its price & description!

Also… absolutely everything is on sale over at our ebay store… jewelry-making supplies, Disney items, ornaments and more! Most of these items ship USPS First Class Mail, so if you need it in time for the holidays, you MUST purchase the item and check out before Tuesday, December 21st at 10:00 am to get it by December 24th. So, please commit to purchase your item early so I can get you an invoice with proper USPS Priority mail shipping upgrades! Upgrades will cost roughly $2-$3.50 for Priority mail.

We’re coming down to the wire!!! :)


Violet Cottage is participating in Free Shipping Day!

Posted in coupons, Main at 3:54 pm by carrie

We’ve decided to participate in the 3rd annual Free Shipping Day!

Over 1,000 merchants will be participating. Many of them will have free shipping without any other restrictions (like us!) Order anytime on Friday, December 17th and get FREE shipping with guaranteed delivery by December 24th.

So, on December 17th from Midnight PST to Midnight PST, we will offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders! No minimum to buy! :) Enter the code “freeship” at checkout to receive your free shipping.